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Volume:7 Issue:10 Number:74 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #10668
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OTA2018: Antiosteoporosis supplements demonstrate improved outcome after proximal humerus fixation

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OrthoEvidence. OTA2018: Antiosteoporosis supplements demonstrate improved outcome after proximal humerus fixation. ACE Report. 2018;7(10):74. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/10668

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Treatment of Proximal Humeral Fractures With Internal Fixation and Antiosteoporotic Drugs in Elderly Patients

Contributing Authors: L Heng

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98 patients with a proximal humerus fracture and managed with internal fixation were randomized to postoperative treatment with salmon calcitonin, alfacalcidol, and calcium supplementation or no additional postoperative treatment. Patients were assessed over the first 12 months after surgery for time to union, shoulder function and incidence of complications. Results demonstrated significant diffe...

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